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Overall rating
91.15/100
votes
148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
26 Feb 2011 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 672.50

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 1976 DD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.15 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of the most beautiful Tomatin 1976 that I have tasted.
    • Nose
      From the first nose: Sublime.
      Yellow fruits, camphor, peppers (black, white), apricot confit, peach. Slight medicinal touch.
      Very big aromatic intensity and a lot of pleasure.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is round, fruity and balanced.
      We stay on the same fruits as the nose, always mixed perfectly and jammy. The medicinal and pepper are there to support the fruit.
    • Finish
      Very long. Exoticism reveals itself completely and explodes. Mandarin, lemon, and always yellow fruits. Always camphor to the end.

  2. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    There we talk. Nice basket of exotic fruits, then mandarin, peach, apricot, pink grapefruit, honey, vanilla. In the blind I might have bet on a bourbon cask. On the palate it's perfect, the exoticism is superb, the spices, cinnamon in the head, bring the right amount of wood to structure the whole. Too bad the final is not longer !!

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a bottle, heaven.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Complex old fruit bomb Tomatin.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Yellow fruits, caramel, spicy oak, menthol, sherry and vanilla.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Mixed fruit jam, sherry, caramel, honey, matured oak and pepper.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  6. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose chocolate, caramel, almonds, praline, classic enough for a sherry but nothing heavy, the whole remains fresh. The palate is well fruity (ripe exotic fruit and melted), with a note of Elderberry / blackcurrant quite clear that amplifies in the long finish. A slight dilution brings out a touch of menthol / eucalyptus and citrus (mandarin?). Very good dram.

  7. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    zero defects, excellent
    • Nose
      Extremely fruity, but more sherry than other tomatos 76
    • Taste
      equal to the nose
    • Finish
      rather long

  8. goran scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Tomatin 34 yo 1976/2010 (51%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, sherry butt)  Colour: full gold. Nose: it’s one of these fresh and fruity old Tomatins! Not as much a fruitbomb as some 1960s distillation but still, it’s very fruity. Passion fruits, guavas, mangos, green bananas, kiwis, then more herbal tones (verbena, spearmint, dill, fennel) and then some soft spicy touches, caraway and juniper berries among others. And some funny and unexpected hints of oysters. Am I dreaming? With water: same, not much changes. Mouth (neat): tons of jams, hectolitres of fruit syrups (and fresh fruit juices) and myriads of tiny spicy notes. Quality is very high here as there’s not one single sign of overageing. We’re somewhere between a 1972 Clynelish and a 1981 Lochside. Okay, okay, tangerines, passion fruits, mangos, lemons, vanilla, coconut (just a little…), cinnamon… With water: again, same despite an oakiness that’s just a tiny-wee tad louder (for the record). Finish: medium long, very fruity, very clean, tropical… Comments: a textbook old Tomatin, exactly the style that pushed the distillery to the front of the stage within maniacal circles. It’s also a bit of a miracle as, according to my experience, the big yet delicate fruitiness tends to get killed as soon as there’s a little too much oak in these old Tomatins. Which isn’t the case here, obviously.SGP:751 - 92 points.

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good whisky, quite complex while being quite fine too.
    • Nose
      A very fine and very delicate nose on yellow fruits and mandarin, a little wax, a pinch of vanilla. Sherry is not invasive.
      It smells great, must say what is.
    • Taste
      A lot of pepper, a minty note. Sweet marmalade fruit .; and a little vanilla.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, again on white pepper. The wood is a little felt here, without being imposing so far. A little mint; and still some fruits.

  10. ValeronDeportivo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great Tomatin, there are few whiskies as fruity. A rare treat indeed that is sadly almost gone.
    • Nose
      Woody and fruity. First come cinnamon and ripe kiwis, a very sweet smell. After that come soft vanilla, papaya, and mandarins.
      A very busy and complex nose!
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival with a slightly wood-bitter development. Thick and chewy, but not at all oily - rather drying with small tanins.
      The taste is more dominated by the wood, resembles some old burbons or ryes, with a citrucy and tropical fruit freshness to balance it a little.
       
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, and more similar to the nose with the fruits comming back - mostly with dried papayas and figs.
      Almost no bitterness in the finish, which makes it a dram from which you always want to take another sip.

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